Belle Fourche, South Dakota: Center of the Nation Monument Team Field Report

415 Fifth Ave., Belle Fourche, SD
I-90 exit 10. US 85 north ten miles. A couple of blocks north of the railroad tracks at Faulk St., on the right, on the north side of the Visitor Information Center and Tri-State Museum.
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Geographic Center of the Nation.

Center of the Nation Monument
A large engraved patio allows you to stand in the exact spot of geographical middleness -- sort of -- for novelty snapshots. Report...

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Center of the Nation Monument.

Geographical Center of the U.S. (Visitors Center)

The tourist-friendly visitors center is up and running. We stopped by in July 2009. Outside, there's a walkway lined with state flags and the centerpiece, a large stone compass noting Belle Fourche as the geographic center of the 50 states. While tourist-friendly, the center isn't exactly accuracy friendly. The real center is about 13 miles north.

[Steve Cook, 11/23/2009]

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